The '''Office of Minority Health''' ('''OMH''') was created in 1986 and is one of the most significant outcomes of the 1985 Secretary's Task Force ''Report on Black and Minority Health'', also known as the "Heckler Report". The Heckler report "was a landmark effort in analyzing and synthesizing the present state of knowledge [in 1985] of the major factors that
contribute to the health status of Blacks, Hispanics, Asian/Pacific Islanders, and Native Americans."
The Office the Heckler Report established is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority
populations through the development of Health policy|health policies
and programs that will help eliminate health disparities. OMH was reauthorized by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
of 2010 (P.L. 111-148).
How OMH works: OMH works in partnership with communities and organizations in the Public sector|public